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Historiae naturalis de quadrupetibus libri : cum aeneis figuris; [Historiae naturalis de serpentibus libri II ; Historiae naturalis de insectis libri III ; Historiae naturalis de exanguibus aquaticis libri IV ; Historiae naturalis de piscibus et cetis libri V ; Historiae naturalis de avibus libri VI]

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Historiae naturalis de quadrupetibus libri : cum aeneis figuris; [Historiae naturalis de serpentibus libri II ; Historiae naturalis de insectis libri III ; Historiae naturalis de exanguibus aquaticis libri IV ; Historiae naturalis de piscibus et cetis libri V ; Historiae naturalis de avibus libri VI]


Published 1650
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statement of responsibility: Iohannes Ionstonus med. doctor concinnauit.

Each part has its own title page and separate pagination. Part 1 (De quadrupedibus [i.e.quadripedibus]) is undated; Nissen gives its date as 1650. Part 2-3 (De serpentis and De insectis) are dated 1653. Part 4 (De exanguibus aquaticis) is dated 1650. Part 5 (De piscibus et cetis) is undated; Nissen gives its date as 1650. Part 6 (De avibus) is dated 1650.

Pagination: Part 1 (De quadripetibus) 231, [5] p.; pt. 2 (De serpentibus) 40, [4] p., plates 1-12; pt. 3 (De insectis) 200, [8] p., plates 1-28; pt. 4 (De exanguibus aquaticis) 78, [12] p., plates 1-20; pt. 5 (De piscibus et cetis) 228 p., plates 1-47; pt. 6 (De avibus) [2], 227, [9] p., plates 1-62.

Engraved t.p.s; woodcut publisher's device and head- and tail-pieces, initials; side-notes.

Publisher varies (Impensa Matthaei Meriani; Ex bibliopolio Haeredum Merianaeorum; and Impensis Haeredum Merianorum).

Part 6 (De avibus) contains: "De avibus brasilianis: ex Georgii Marcgravij Historici naturali Brasiliae": p. 186-214.

citation/reference: BL German, 1601-1700, J225

citation/reference: Nissen, C. Zoologische Buchillustration, I, 2131-2135

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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Each part has its own title page and separate pagination. Part 1 (De quadrupedibus [i.e.quadripedibus]) is undated; Nissen gives its date as 1650. Part 2-3 (De serpentis and De insectis) are dated 1653. Part 4 (De exanguibus aquaticis) is dated 1650. Part 5 (De piscibus et cetis) is undated; Nissen gives its date as 1650. Part 6 (De avibus) is dated 1650

Pagination: Part 1 (De quadripetibus) 231, [5] p.; pt. 2 (De serpentibus) 40, [4] p., plates 1-12; pt. 3 (De insectis) 200, [8] p., plates 1-28; pt. 4 (De exanguibus aquaticis) 78, [12] p., plates 1-20; pt. 5 (De piscibus et cetis) 228 p., plates 1-47; pt. 6 (De avibus) [2], 227, [9] p., plates 1-62

Engraved t.p.s; woodcut publisher's device and head- and tail-pieces, initials; side-notes

Publisher varies (Impensa Matthaei Meriani; Ex bibliopolio Haeredum Merianaeorum; and Impensis Haeredum Merianorum)

Part 6 (De avibus) contains: "De avibus brasilianis: ex Georgii Marcgravij Historici naturali Brasiliae": p. 186-214

Includes bibliographical references and indexes

Pt. 1. De quadripedibus -- pt. 2. De serpentibus -- pt. 3. De insectis -- pt. 4. De exanguibus aquatis -- pt. 5. De piscibus et cetis -- pt. 6. De avibus

BL German, 1601-1700

Nissen, C. Zoologische Buchillustration

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SCDIRB and SCNHRB each have incomplete copies

SCDIRB copy 39088016900888 has pt. 2-6 (De serpentibus; De insectis; De exanguibus aquatis; De piscibus et cetis; De avibus), all bound together in 1 v. Some of the plates are bound out of order

SCDIRB copy has bookplates: 1. (armorial) Frederick DuCane Godman, with motto: Coelum quid quaerimus ultra; 2. Burndy Library ... gift of Bern Dibner. There are a few old handwritten brief notes in ink in the volume

SCDIRB copy has a contemporary full vellum binding with the title inked on the spine

SCNHRB copy has pt. 1-6, bound in 4 v. Volume 1 (39088016899460) has pt. 1 (De quadripetibus); v. 2 (39088016899502) has pt 6 (De avibus); v. 3 (39088016899437) has pt. 5 and 4 (De piscibus et cetis and De exanguibus aquatis); v. 4 (39088016899478) has pt. 3 and 2 (De insectis and De serpentibus)

SCNHRB copy is imperfect: pt. 1 (De quadripetibus) is wanting plates 30 & 40, and the final leaf is damaged and repaired, with some loss of text; pt. 4 (De exanguibus aquatis) is wanting 4 plates and p. [3]-[6] at end. Some plates in the set have been damaged with slight loss of text, and many plates are not bound in sequential order

SCNHRB copy has bookplate: Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Gift of Dr. Frederick M. Bayer

SCNHRB copy has inscription on 2nd leaf of each v.: Franciscus Goater Aldermannus Cicestrensis et Pharmacopaeus Sum[m]us D.D. Bibliothecae D. & Cap. Cicestriae A.D. 1734

SCNHRB copy bound in recent brown goatskin, blind rules; spine with raised bands and black leather spine labels; with Bayer monogram stamp on verso of t.p. and last leaf


Volume v.3
Publisher Francofurti ad Moenum : Impensis haeredum Math: Meriani
Year 1650
Pages 462
Possible copyright status Public domain. The BHL considers that this work is no longer under copyright protection.
Language Latin
Call number 39088016899437
Digitizing sponsor Biodiversity Heritage Library
Book contributor Smithsonian Libraries
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